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ok so normally I do the Text-Fessional within the set list post. Those days are over folks. Now I do this because I don’t have a video camera, but I am thinking of going to Audio-Fessionals. That would put me on a different list though.

Alright enough of that…So last week I had a discussion with the pastor about our services and a bunch of visitors commented that the service was too long. Let me preface by saying that almost 90% of the church goers here are roman catholic and are very used to 1 hour services. Ours ran around 1 hour 45 min. Not too long, but longer then Roman catholic service. We do readings and creed, communion, and liturgy…along with that tons of music that is woven into the service from modern to old to liturgical. That is our church identity. We call it 3 streams blended worship. My definition of blended worship is not mixing hymns with matt redman. It is mixing the old with the new. Our service is framed around the Lords table and everything culminates at communion.

The 3 streams are Charismatic (moving in the spirit…rock n roll, tongues, etc…), Sacramental (Communion etc…), and evangelical (Bible based… gotta love the word!)

So with that said we had to shorten the service a little without messing with the integrity of what we are. So I did a poll and tons of people helped me out. we shortened the sermon to 30 min and moved a little aroung and ended the service in 1.5 hours. BRILLIANT! it worked and nobody was the wiser.

Uh…moving on to the music..

Great set this week..opened with I know that my redeemer lives. Great hymn…Mark Heard did a great version of it on the at the foot of the cross CD’s from the choir.

Went into the gloria…dropped the key from D to C..

Then we broke the fast song at the start mold and went into classic rushing Wind…it was a great song to open the praise set…prepare our heart…

“Jesus Your the one Who set my spirit free”

And then right into O Praise him chorus…and the rest of the song…I love this song its a real call to worship and and illustrates us singing with all of creation and the angels above.

Jumped into You amaze me…ok this song is from Michael Neale…I was first introduced to this at the integrity worship conference a few months ago and I can’t stop listening to it. This song just tugs at my spirit. It was amazing.

“You amaze me, You amaze me…and I’m overwhelmed by Your great love and mercy”

that line…wow He is amazing.. and unfathomable.

We did My new song that I co-wrote with my dad More of You. This song has really become a favorite with our church. People come up to me every week because the words just get into there sprirt.

“Take the world, give me You….Take my Heart Lord and make it new”

Communion we did the sanctus and mystery of faith (Liturgical music) ..And then into one of the best cross songs ever Sweetly Broken. Brilliant song and really makes you focus and tune into what Christ did for us. Then into super slow version of bless his name…and when communion ended I sped it up to normal tempo and volume. The 2 songs were perfect….thank you for the cross…thanks you for the blood….and then into…come sing for joy and bless his name.

Then we ended with Never Let Go…nuff said that song is just freakin’ great…and the congregation just loves it.

Ok there it is…see you next week; same bat channel.

Aug 26th 2007 Set List

August 25, 2007 — 12 Comments

Text-Confessional Coming on monday

Processional
I Know That My Redeemer Lives – C (Medly, Williams)

Gloria
We Praise Your Name – C/D (Klampert’s)

Praise
Rushing Wind – G (Keith Green)
O Praise Him – G (Crowder)
You Amaze Me – G (Michael Neale)
end with bridge from O Praise Him

Gospel
Open the Eyes – E (Paul Baloche)

Offering
Communion Song – F (Joel Klampert)
More of You – C#m (Klampert’s) ALTERNATE SONG

Sanctus
Holy – C (Brenton Brown)

Mystery of Faith
Mystery of Faith 1 – Dm (Joel Klampert)

Communion
Sweetly Broken – A (Jeremy Riddle)
Bless His Name – A ( Tony Sanchez)
Everlasting God – A (Brenton Brown) ALTERNATE SONG

Recessional
Never Let Go – A (Matt Redman)

Aug 19th 2007 Set List

August 18, 2007 — 4 Comments

Processional
How Deep the Fathers Love – D (Townend)

Praise
Blessed Be Your Name – A (Redman)
Bless His Name – A (Sanchez)
Everlasting God – A (Brown)
Beautiful One – A (Hughes) ALT Song for Everlasting God

Gospel
Open the Eyes – E (Baloche)

Offering
There is a Redeemer – D (Green)

Sanctus
Holy Holy – C (Knott)

Mystery of Faith

Mystery of Faith 1 – Dm (Klampert)

Communion
Center – E (Hall)
Offering – E (Baloche)
More of You – C#m (Klamperts) ALT song

Recessional
You Amaze Me – G (Michael Neale)

Aug 12 2007 Set List

August 12, 2007 — 10 Comments

Processional
How Deep the Father’s Love For Us – D (Townend)
Before The Throne of God Above – D

Praise
Here is Our King – G (Crowder)
You Amaze Me – G (Michael Neale)
Awesome God – G (Beeching)
Hallelujah Love Song – G (klampert, Hanlon)

Gospel
Open the Eyes – E (Baloche)

Offering
Lead me to the Cross – D (Fraser)

Sanctus
Holy – C (Brown)

Mystery of Faith
Mystery of Faith – Dm (Klampert)

Communion
Jesus Paid it All – G
Enough – G (Tomlin, Giglio)
Holy is the Lord – G (Tomlin, Giglio)

Recessional
You Amaze Me – G (Michael Neale)
Bless His Name – A (Sanchez) ALT. Song
More Than Ever – D (Reider) ALT. Song

It seems I have been a little lacking in my posting so everybody who is reading you had better keep up today…expect a little catch up.

First on my list is the soulfest music festival. I went on Saturday with the wife and kids and we had a blast. first off it was wicked hot…and not only that but there were at least 1 billion people there. UGH. there were tons of cool bands there newboys, red, unspoken, tomlin, natalie grant, john rueben…etc….But I had my person goals….

The first show I went to was worshiptogethers NEWSONG Cafe. it featured Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin, and Charlie “freakin” Hall. Matt was the host and he talked to Tomlin about his song how can I keep from singing…and then they played it. It was in a room with maybe 250  people and it was like CD quality. Then Hall came out and tomlin gave him his guitar…hall complained that the strap was to low and Tomlin made fun of him for only knowing 4 chords. When he was done pokin’ fun hall pulled out a birthday card he found that sang when opened “how great is our go” to show to Tomlin…too funny…

So Hall sang Marvelous light and all we need…and WOW…amazing just killer…

Next up Matt Maher sang Your grace is enough, which he wrote, and that was brilliant as well.

After that we did some kid stuff playing, eating etc…

then we go to the main stage to see Hall with his band. HOLY CRAP he is good…I still think he should be as popular as tomlin and crowder…if not more…wow.

We saw a couple of little other bands and got ourselves the infamous fried twinkies…MMMM

and ended the night with Bill Malonee. Bill formerly of VOL is the christian Dylan. It was him, an acoustic and harmonica, and his wife on keys and bgv. Let me tell you I have seen him twice already and this guy keeps getting better. Why is Christian music best artists struggling to eat…arg… We had to leave because it was a 3 hour drive home and the kids were a little uh beat…but mmy dad stayed around to talk to him…he said he writes 50 songs a year and has been for 15 years. You do the math…

Killer festival…maybe some of my blog peeps can meet me there next year!